Northern Ireland’s former First Minister Dame Arlene Foster has taken her place in the House of Lords.

Dame Arlene, who left Stormont politics last year after resigning as leader of the DUP, takes the title, Baroness Foster of Aghadrumsee.

She will sit as a non-affiliated peer.

The former Fermanagh South Tyrone MLA, who hails from the outskirts of the village of Aghadrumsee, wore the traditional scarlet robes for the short introduction ceremony in the upper chamber, where she swore the oath of allegiance to The King.

Dame Arlene was flanked by her supporters, former deputy DUP leader Lord Dodds of Duncairn, and Tory peer, Lord Godson of Thorney Island.